The Linear Collider Detector (LCD) group in the Experimental Physics department performs detector design, detector technology development and physics studies for a future high-energy linear electron-positron collider.

The main focus of the work in the EP-LCD group targets the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) under development. CLIC will provide electron-positron collisions at centre-of-mass energies between 350 GeV and 3 TeV, allowing for accurate measurement of standard model processes (e.g. Higgs and top physics), as well as possible new phenomena at high energies. The detector and physics studies for CLIC are carried out by the CLICdp collaboration, hosted by CERN. The main contributions of the EP-LCD group to CLICdp are: vertex detector R&D, silicon tracker R&D, fine-grained calorimetry, detector concept design, physics studies and software development for simulation and reconstruction. The EP-LCD studies are also of interest for the International Linear Collider (ILC), a 500 GeV electron-positron collider under study (which may be hosted by Japan) as well as for particle detector technology development in general.


Group / section Leader
EP-LCD Linear Collider Detector L. Linssen

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